Course Description

Clastic Sequence Stratigraphic Techniques: Applications to Reservoir Studies

Duration: 5 days


  • Presenter: Dr Gary Hampson (Imperial College London)
  •  Prerequisites: Experience of evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs and some familiarity with basic log analysis, correlation and log identification of lithologies.
  • Aims: To present the latest techniques in the study of clastics as oil and gas reservoir systems in terms of depositional controls on facies geometries and architecture on both a macro- and micro- scale and diagenesis and their influence on reservoir properties.
  •  Who should attend?  Geoscientists working on reservoir modelling and characterisation.

Learning Outcomes: The course demonstrates the impact of sedimentological factors on clastic reservoir distribution and character as well as the use of facies models and sequence stratigraphy in the interpretation of subsurface datasets (seismic, well log and core).

Day – 1

  • Introduction and course objectives
  • Fundamental sedimentological controls on clastic reservoir distribution and characteristics
  • Diagenesis and burial trends in clastic reservoir quality
  • Facies models
    1. Definitions, usage and examples
    2. Environments and geometries
  • Clastic depositional models (continental, coastal and deep water systems)

 Day – 2

  • Stratigraphic analysis of clastic successions
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Seismic stratigraphy
  • Parasequences
  • Well log correlation
  • Applied biostratigraphy

Day – 3

  • Core description and interpretation workshop
  • High resolution chronostratigraphic correlation
  • Models for exploration and development
  • Reservoir geology aspects
  • Geological modelling of clastic reservoirs

Day – 4

  • Framework for building models
    1. Deterministic methods
    2. Stochastic models
    3. Sand layer heterogeneities
    4. Shale layer heterogeneities

Day – 5

  • Reservoir subdivision and correlation
    1. Recognition and correlation of genetic units
    2. Architecture recognition and prediction
  •  Rock property control on fluid saturations
  •  Summary and wrap up session

Course materials: A comprehensive manual and exercise sheets.

Price per delegate £3950.00

Location: London

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Dr. Gary Hampson is a Senior Lecturer in Sedimentary Geology in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London. His research interests lie in the understanding of siliciclastic depositional systems and their preserved stratigraphy, and in applying this knowledge to reservoir characterisation. Dr. Hampson has published over 50 research papers and is on the editorial board of three international journals. Click here to read more…